What are the best Books for teen boys?

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    #1Where the Red Fern Grows

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    Where the Red Fern Grows is a coming-of-age adventure novel by Wilson Rawls that tells the story of Billy and his two hounds, Old Dan and Little Ann. This is a story about dogs' loyalty and abiding love for their masters.

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    Megan Welch
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "I love it, it seems like a story of achievement and love for friends, my children will love it"
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    #2The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Alan Owens
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a Tolkien classic that should be read by everyone. The tale that is weaved by this story has lasted generations and is the root of man sequel stories."
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    #3The Outsiders

    The Outsiders
    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about how Ponyboy Curtis saw life as one of the greasers, one of the people who does not belong in a regular society. This book has won a number of awards for its contribution to the young adult genre.
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    Lawrence Dean
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "I was recommended this from the young adult section, so I decided to pick this up for my son. One I got it I decided to read it before I gave it to him. This book is complete garbage, it offers nothing a boy can take from it that isn't absolutely degenerate. I will be asking for a refund as I don't think this is suitable for teenagers."
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    #4Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)

    Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)

    Stormbreaker is the first book in the adventure fiction Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz which centers on 14-year-old boy Alex Rider who is recruited by British Intelligence after his uncle is murdered due to being a spy. 

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    Ling Jia
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Teens will love this, especially boys with all the action."
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    #5Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.
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    Eva Tang
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "It's certainly a popular option but I don't think it's the best for a boy. Try Maze Runner instead."
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    #6The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild is Jack London’s famous short novel published in 1903. London explores the laws of civilization and wilderness and the pull of instinct through the eyes of Buck, a half Saint Bernard, half Scottish shepherd. 

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    Philip Smith
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "i had this book as a young child. this one a book that i read many times over and over because its such a well written book"
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    #7The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)

    The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)
    The Maze Runner is the first novel in The Maze Runner series written by James Dashner which centers on Thomas who wakes up in the lift and had an amnesia. 

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    #8The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 

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    Mildred Edwards
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "This book is indeed enjoyable for teen boys, but the description could use some improvement."
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    #9Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies is classic fiction written by William Golding published first in 1954 which is about a group of English schoolboys who survived a plane crash and got stranded on an uninhabited island.

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    Jonathan May
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "A good read and one that has stood the test of time. Definitely worth checking out next time you are at the library."
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    #10Eragon (Inheritance)

    Eragon (Inheritance)
    Eragon is the first book in the best selling tetralogy, Inheritance Cycle. The book tells the story of the 15-year-old farm boy Eragon, and how his discovery of a dragon's egg led to a world of action and adventure.  
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    Howard Alexander
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "I read this when I was the same age as the main character (15). I could really identify with the plights and exploits. Easy to read, and more than that it was fun. This set me off on a lifelong quest for fantasy and fun times."
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    #11Isle of Winds (The Changeling)

    Isle of Winds (The Changeling)

    Isle of Winds tells the story of Robin Fellows, a 12-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother. His life is turned upside down when his grandmother died so he has to live with his long-lost relative. There, he discovers things about his great aunt and himself.
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    Catherine Garrett
    Written on February 21, 2018
    "Is it just me, or are most book series geared for girls these days? If you have a son like me, check out Isle of Winds. Robin is a relatable character who will keep you engaged from beginning to end. My son couldn't put it down, and can't wait for more in this series! "
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    #12Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
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    Jose Schultz
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I was able to read Artemis Fowl through Kindle Unlimited for free, and I thought that was too much to pay for this book. I didn't like anything about it, the characters were flat and too clever by half. It felt like the first draft of a fan fiction story, not a professionally written novel."
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    #13The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    Magdalena Arias
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "I think this is a great book for artists and people that love LOTR. There is lots of pictures which makes the book enjoyable and visible. It is perfect for anyone with magical adventure with a creative mind. I believe this book is a must read. "
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    #14Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet is the first book in Brian's Saga by written by Gary Paulsen which tells the tale of 13-year-old Brian Robeson who finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness after the plane he was riding on his way to visit his father crashes. 

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    William Hill
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "Hatchet is a highly rated book that has been available for some time. Perfect for those who love nature and are learning about themselves as they grow up. May be geared for a slightly younger audience but teens will enjoy it nonetheless,"
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    #15The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Samantha Richardson
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 is a great start to a very entertaining series for teenage boys. It’s great if you can keep your teenager reading and I sure try to! This book is very funny, has a lot of action and throws some history in as well which is just what is needed to keep them reading. The price is hard to beat also."
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    #16The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    Sharon Palmer
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "I have 3 teenagers, and they have all read The Hunger Games books. My girls absolutely love these books, but my boy didn't really care for the stories (I was kind of surprised). I guess I would recommend these books more for teen girls than teen boys."
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    #17Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    Ender's Game is the first book in The Ender Quintet series by Orson Scott Card which has won the Hugo and Nebula awards. This science fiction novel centers on Ender being trained in military and combat to prepare against an alien attack. 
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    Jessica Cruz
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I think this would be an excellent choice for any teenage boy due to the the psychological factors and moral dilemas of the hero's life in dealing with his family and situation. I think most teens will be able to identify with that and perhaps even benefit. Excitement and challenges kept me turning pages to the end."
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    #18Absolutely Nothing (Jason Steed)

    Absolutely Nothing (Jason Steed)

    Absolutely Nothing, the third book in Mark Cooper's Jason Steed series, is about Jason, the 12-year-old boy who will attempt to save his father and a group of Amerasians from a Viet Cong general in the jungles of Vietnam.

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    Scott Jordan
    Written on March 8, 2018
    " The story of 12-year-old Jason, who is getting set up in school after his last exciting adventure and settling down, but then learns that his father has been taken hostage and so starts more action. Fun book, fast read. "
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    #19The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is set in a dystopic future where the Capitol rules the land and forces people to fight to the death for a supply of food. The trilogy depicts Katniss' experience and how the districts try to fight back against the Capitol. 

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    Joshua Harvey
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "The first let me tell you the movie does not do it any justice. Awesome book from beginning to end. Creative story line. Jjust kept me hooked "
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    #20The Journal Of Sean Sullivan (My Name Is America)

    The Journal Of Sean Sullivan (My Name Is America)

    The Journal Of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker is written by William Durbin for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. Published by Scholastic Press.

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    Ronald Pena
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Journal of Sean Sullivan is a pretty interesting book. It offers one account of someone's life from a time period that very few of us have much familiarity with. It also touches on the issue of race for this time and place. I'd recommend it from teenagers to grown adults. "
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    #21On Boxing

    On Boxing

    on Boxing is a book by award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates. It contains essays on the art and discipline of boxing. It was recognized as a New York Times notable book. This version is a reissue of the first book.

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    Parakram Mehra
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I recently bought the book "On Boxing", and I really liked it! I was curious to read it because two friends of mine play boxe, and I don't understand how can you like a "sport" in which you get hurt, and your goal is to hurt others. The book helped me to understand more, but I don't think I'm completely convinced yet.."
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    #22The Fourth Estate

    The Fourth Estate

    The Fourth Estate is Jeffrey Archer's story about Richard Armstrong and Keith Townsend, two newspaper tycoons racing to the top of the world but were both hit by financial disasters and very large debts.

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    Luz María Salas
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer is available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, or audible. The book is a tale of corruption, risk and two men who are willing to destroy each other to gain power."
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    #23Struck By Lightning

    Struck By Lightning
    Struck By Lightning is a book by Chris Colfer that tells the story of Carson. He will blackmail one of the most famous students in their school just to make his college application pleasing.
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    Stephanie Anderson
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Bought it for my grandchild and she loves it. Main character is writing in his journal and it is like a comedian telling jokes about going through senior year in high school and the struggles he goes through. "
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    #24Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Christopher Young
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "The first Harry Potter book, the Sorcerer's Stone is a must read for any teenager. This introduction into the wizarding world will draw you right in and keep you reading until the end and leave you excited to pick up the next book in the series."
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    #25The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Water is one of the books in the Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon released in December 2006.

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    Andrew Bryant
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "This book is amazing, it describes a very interesting story and it develops the imaginations of every reader. I recommend it to read during vacations, you will have a very good time reading it. "
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    #26Journal Of Rufus Rowe (My Name Is America)

    Journal Of Rufus Rowe (My Name Is America)
    Journal Of Rufus Rowe, Witness To The Battle Of Fredricksburg is written by Sid Hite for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. Published by Scholastic Press. 
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    Alejandro Delgado
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "No it is not a book best for teen boys. This book can be read by any gender, or age. I would not recommend this as a modern book but it is a great book to look at the perspective of someone who saw the Civil War."
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    #2713 Treasures

    13 Treasures

    Thirteen treasures is a novel about a girl who can see fairies and other mythical creatures, but the fairies are not what we imagined. Her mother's disbelief made her send Tanya to her granny, but more creatures are waiting for her there.

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    Jane Hoffman
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "This is definitely geared more towards females, but that certainly doesn't mean boys can't read it (just that you have to have the right kid for it). It's a cute little story that's not the most literary thing ever, but is still a fun ride."
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    #28The Rock Says

    The Rock Says

    The Rock Says is an autobiography written by wrestling superstar Dwayne Johnson, who is called The Rock in WWE. Joe Layden contributed to the book. It was first published on January 5, 2000. 

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    Christian Wallace
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The Rock Says is an interesting read if you enjoy both WWE's The Rock and the actor Dwayne Johnson (same person). It discusses the struggles, upbringing, and growth in the entertainment industry and while its a good read, I would not classify this as one of the best books for teen boys or anyone. "
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    #29Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel is a classic novel about two siblings who are left by their mother in the woods. While finding their way out,they saw a house of an old woman.They did not know that, that will start their nightmares. 

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    Ronald Snyder
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "I bought the book of the tale of Hansel and Gretel for my nephew, and he's really enjoying reading it. I suggest this edition of the book to everyone wanting to make a gift to a child, because it's very sturdy and nice looking, despite being very cheap!"
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    #30The Volunteer

    The Volunteer

    The Volunteer is a young adult novel written by D.H. Jonathan. This edition was published in July 2016. It tells the story of a female college student who volunteered to be the model of a nudist study to keep her scholarship.

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    Matthew Cooper
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "The Volunteer is a really good book that is done by an author by the name of D.H. Jonathan. who clearly is a bit of an alternative writer but seems to do good books"
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    #31Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle (Avatar)

    Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle (Avatar)

    Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle is the adaptation of the third season of the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar the Last Airbender. The book is written by David Bergantino and was illustrated by Patrick Spaziante.

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    Stephen Santos
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle (Avatar) is a book based on Avatar the Last Airbender. It is available from Amazon for $0.10. It is written by David Bergantio and illustrated by Patrick Spaziante. The book is geared towards readers in the middle grades, but it is suitable for readers both younger and older. If you are a fan of The Last Airbender this is a good book for you. It fits the topic nicely."
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    #32Soccer Hero

    Soccer Hero

    Soccer Hero is a children's fiction sports book written by Matt Christopher. It tells the story of the life of an ordinary soccer player named Rob Lasher. This book was published in 2007.

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    Wayne Contreras
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Soccer Hero tells about a story of an average kid, in an average town that saves the life of his soccer coach. Because if this, he becomes a hero on both his team and throughout the whole town. Unfortunately, he's not a fan and wishes everyone would just look at his heroic act as something that anyone would do. Soccer Hero teaches young boys that doing the right thing should always be second nature, not just for the accolades."
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    #33Very Far Away from Anywhere Else

    Very Far Away from Anywhere Else

    Very Far Away From Anywhere Else is an inspirational novel for young adults written by award-winning science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin.  This book was published in October 2004. It is a coming-of-age story of a teen boy.

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    Lawrence Welch
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I bought this book for my son. It was for Christmas. He finished it by New Year's Eve. That's saying a lot considering that he doesn't much care for reading and he got a few new video games at that time as well. "
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    #34So Not Happening (The Charmed Life)

    So Not Happening (The Charmed Life)

    So Not Happening is a novel about the struggles of Isabella Kirkwood in moving to a different town. Forced by the circumstance that her parents separated ways, she will be facing her new world alone.

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    Samantha King
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "I decided to read the first novel in Jenny B. Jones' acclaimed young-adult series, The Charmed Life, after reading two of her adult novels. Although there are teenage elements to the plot, I found the novel very enjoyable and relatable. Bella Kirkwood is a self-centered and somewhat spoiled girl at the beginning of the novel, but she has a good heart which makes her likable. Over the course of the novel, Bella re-evaluates her priorities, while maintaining her wit and humor. "
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    #35The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung (My Name is America)

    The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung (My Name is America)

    The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852 is written by Laurence Yep for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. Published by Scholastic Press.

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    Jonathan Walsh
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Being a fan of gold and seeing some historical figures come across it, I found this to be well written from the side of a young miner. Wong Ming-Chung lived a crazy life going from China to the front of the California gold rush. Very fascinating aspects were told and I liked the overall depth of the story. "
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    #36Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

    Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
    Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less is Jeffrey Archer's famous book about four strangers who got together to do a complicated and dangerous mission to get their money back from a great con man, not a penny more, not a penny less.
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    Sandra Myers
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "I thought the summary sounded interesting, but I got bored half way through. The story is linear and easy to guess what happens next. I couldn't really relate to the characters either. It was very easy to read, but it couldn't keep my interest."
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    #37Pygmy

    Pygmy

    Pygmy is a satirical novel written by the famous writer Chuck Palahniuk, author of the famous novel Fight Club. It is also a romantic comedy that blends elements from the Manchurian Candidate and South Park.

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    Daniel Gonzales
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I loved Manchurian Candidate so was happy to try another from Chuck Palahniuk. I was a big fan of Fight Club as well and this surely didn't disappoint. Right amount of story and humor to keep me interested. "
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    #38The Emperor's New Clothes

    The Emperor's New Clothes
    The Emperor's New Clothes is a book about a narcissistic emperor who always wants to show off his expensive clothes to his kingdom. Then one day, he met two weavers who weaved the most expensive clothes for him, but he did not know that he will be fooled. 
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    Shirley Mason
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "I wanted to get a good new book for my teen boy so I decided to go with this one. He loves it he spends so much time reading this book through. He says it is funny and entertaining so i definitely recommend. "
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    #39A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Pamela Montgomery
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "My daughters love this book and your sons will, too! It's a children's classic that you will love, too!"
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    #40Sniper One

    Sniper One

    Sniper One: On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq is an autobiography written by Sgt. Dan Mills and published in 2009. It is about the 1st Battalion of the British Royal Regiment and their six-month fight in Iraq.

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    Roger King
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "A good war book, not sure if it's super appropriate for younger teens. It's inspirational though and well written. It's just the question of whether or not it's good for younger readers. "
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    #41The Journal of Augustus Pelletier (My Name is America)

    The Journal of Augustus Pelletier (My Name is America)

    The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804 is written by Kathryn Lasky for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. Published by Scholastic Press. 

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    Christine Vasquez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "My son came home from the book fair with a book called The Journal of Augustus Pelletier (My Name is America) and told me that his teacher suggested that he pick it up. He ended up reading it really fast(which is rare) and told me that it is one of his new favorite books."
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    #42The Missing Method (Vol. 1)

    The Missing Method (Vol. 1)

    The Missing Method: Reading Guitar Music Beyond the Open Position is the first volume in the guitar-playing guidebook series written by Christian J. Triola and Amy Joy. It was originally published in 2013 and was re-released in 2017.

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    Judith Richards
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This book will help teenage boys understand more and take the time to read. The book is pretty good to understand and easy to read also."
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    #43Counting Coup

    Counting Coup

    Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn is a non-fiction book written by Larry Colton detailing the Native American influence on a Montana high-school girls' basketball club. 

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    Angela Spencer
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Counting Coup is a book for boys. It is about a Native American group that influences high school girls."
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    #44From Zero to Rock Hero in Six Weeks

    From Zero to Rock Hero in Six Weeks
    From Zero to Rock Hero in Six Weeks: The Crash Course That Teaches You How to Play the Guitar is a guidebook on how to play the guitar for amateurs written and prepared by Owen Edwards. It comes with a CD for a better experience.
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    Carl Murray
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This book is basically a crash course in rock guitar technique. Given the wide range of more important topics I would not categorize it a a "best" book for teens. Certainly entertaining and instructional for those looking to learn guitar. "
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    #45Dan and Phil Go Outside

    Dan and Phil Go Outside

    Dan and Phil Go Outside is a book detailing the adventures of Youtube celebrities Dan Howell and Phil Lester outside the comforts of their home studios. This book is a follow up to the pair's bestseller, The Amazing Book is Not on Fire.

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    Scott Jones
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Dan and Phil Go Outside is a phenomenal read for young me. It is a great adventure book that stimulates and illuminates the mind. I really liked the core premise and the stories surrounding. "
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    #46Soldier's Heart

    Soldier's Heart

    Soldier's Heart is a coming-of-age, dramatic, action novel written by Newbery Honor winner Gary Paulsen. The book was first published in September 2000. It is about a 15-year-old boy learning the real horrors of the Civil War.

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    Sean Hoffman
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "While it is about a teenager, it doesnt seem like thats really the target audience. This seems like a hard pass."
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    #47Origins (Stefan’s Diaries Series)

    Origins (Stefan’s Diaries Series)

    Origins is the first books in the Stefan's Diaries Series that revolves around the backstory of Stefan and Damon from the Vampire Diaries. The brothers are close to each other until they met a beautiful young lady name Katherine. That started their love triangle that lasted almost eternity.

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    Cynthia Morrison
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "If you have a teenage son, the best book you can get for him is Origins. It is part of the Stefan Diary Series. It includes the backstory of Stefan and Damon from the Vampire Diaries. It shows why they continue to have a love triangle for eternity."
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    #48My Love Lies Bleeding (The Drake Chronicles)

    My Love Lies Bleeding (The Drake Chronicles)
    My Love Lies Bleeding is the first book in the series Dark Chronicles. The novel revolves around the only daughter of the Blake family. She is the only female born vampire known to their kind and she possess a threat that scares the vampire queen. 
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    Keith Richards
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "This book was ok. I am not sure if it is great for teen boys. I thought it was geared more towards girls."
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    #49First Among Equals

    First Among Equals

    First Among Equals is a thriller book by Jeffrey Archer about four different men of different backgrounds whose fates are tangled because of one similar dream: own the key to No. 10 Downing Street and rule as the first among equals.

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    Han Yao
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "I got this book for my son and he's been non stop reading it all weekend. I suppose that's a good sign that this is quite an engaging read. I assume he's going to want other Jeffrey Archer books and he's likely going to finish this one by Monday."
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    #50The Journal Of Biddy Owens (My Name Is America)

    The Journal Of Biddy Owens (My Name Is America)

    My Name Is America: The Journal Of Biddy Owens, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948 is written by Walter Dean Myers for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. Published by Scholastic Press. 

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    Wayne Robinson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I got this book for my son because he had to do a book report for school. He really liked this book, The Journal Of Biddy Owens (My Name Is America). He said it was the best book he ever had to do a book report for. He got an A+ on the report. "
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    #51Stranger Than Fanfiction

    Stranger Than Fanfiction
    Stranger Than Fanfiction is a book by New York Times best-selling author Chris Colfer that tells a story of the world-famous actor Cash Carter. Some of his fans invited him to a road trip and he surprisingly came.
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    Sandra Hamilton
    Written on March 8, 2018
    " really enjoyed the audio of this book. Different than his series, but a lot like "Struck by Lightning". I look forward to what he does in the future."
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    #52Shadow Over Babylon

    Shadow Over Babylon

    Shadow over Babylonis a young adult, historical fiction novel from David Mason originally published in 1995. It is about a group of American intelligence agents uncovering a plot to kill Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.

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    Russell Scott
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Shadow Over Babylon is definitely one of the best books for teen boys. I bought it for my son's birthday and wanted to make sure that I approved the subject matter. I was delighted by how much I enjoyed it! Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and this book had a lot that kept me engaged. My son loved it too!"
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    #53Lockdown

    Lockdown

    Lockdown is Diane Tullson's harrowing story of a bullied boy who has had enough of the humiliation and brought a gun to school, and one student's hazardous attempt to diffuse the situation and save his girlfriend, Zoe.

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    Mark Welch
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "A very good examination of a "what if" scenario. Rightfully so, the author doesnt place blame squarely on the gun toting student, as there is a larger breakdown at play that lead him to this outcome. I'm sure there is a lot in here for teenage boys to learn from. "
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    #54Stalk and Kill

    Stalk and Kill

    Stalk and Kill: The Thrill and Danger of the Sniper Experience is a book by Adrian Gilbert that tries to capture the exhilarating essence of being a sniper, from World War II to Beirut. It is one of the Military Book Club main books.

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    Shreyas Rodrigues
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Stalk and Kill is a good addition to the library of sniper books. But there are better ones, such as One Shot, One Kill and Marine Sniper, that are much better stories. This book can't compare to them."
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    #55Shades of Gray

    Shades of Gray

    Shades of Gray is a coming-of-age, dramatic, historical novel written for pre-teens and young adults written by Carolyn Reeder and illustrated by Tim O'Brien. It was first published on May 1, 1999, and won the Scott O'Dell award.

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    Jacob Alexander
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Though it may not appeal to many teen boys, this book is excellent. It should be required reading for all teens."
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    #56The Devil Finds Work: Essays

    The Devil Finds Work: Essays
    The Devil Finds Work is James Baldwin's book describing his experiences of watching cinema as a child, while also colorfully describing and criticizing the racial politics presented in those films.
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    Carol Ferguson
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "This book looks amazing. A very good look at racism in American movies. It will really get you thinking differently about your favorite movies & actors."
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    #57The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists

    The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists

    The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family is a guidebook for young adults written by Eleanor Payson. It was released in February 2011.

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    Phillip White
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is an interesting book. Some people say I am a narcissist. This would be a good education for me to read. At 12.16 the paperback price is very fair. And did I mention the ratings? 4.6 out of 533 reviews so you know it must be good!!!"
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    #58The Journal of Finn Reardon (My Name Is America)

    The Journal of Finn Reardon (My Name Is America)
    The Journal of Finn Reardon: A newsie, New York City, 1899 is written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. Published by Scholastic Press. 
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    Sandra Stephens
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "A good book for kids wanting to read more about Newsies. It would be appropriate probably for 4-6th graders, maybe a little older with some more in-depth analysis. The language and expression is typical of the time, but some might find the usage or arse offensive. I didn't mind, and thought it was more reflective of the time it was portraying. The main character is likeable and would be appealing to tween children."
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    #59Skin Tight

    Skin Tight

    Skin Tight is a book in Carl Hiaasen's teen action series of stories about Mick Stranahan, a Miami Marlin fan who is a former Florida state investigator. In this book, Mick is hunted by a dangerous man from the shadows.

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    Shreya Verma
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Great action series for teen boys!"
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    #60Fate Twister

    Fate Twister

    Fate Twister: The Story of Wayne Gamm is a young adult novel written by Owen Jones. The book was published in August 2014. It tells the story of Wayne Gamm, a boy who struggled to live an ordinary life because of his family's extraordinary past.

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    Bruce Henderson
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This is a book that was published in 2014 "
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    #61Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst)

    Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst)
    Raising Dragons is the first book in the series Dragons in our Midst. The story is about a girl and a boy who has dragon pasts. They team up together to fight the evil forces and as they brawl the evil love will grow. 
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    Marie Webb
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "Rasing Dragons (Dragons in Our Misdst) is an interesting read for teens. But not all teens will enjoy this book. I gave it to my teenage son to read, and only made it a few pages in. It just wasn't something that held his attention. "
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    #62The Journal Of Joshua Loper (My Name Is America)

    The Journal Of Joshua Loper (My Name Is America)

    The Journal Of Joshua Loper, A Black Cowboy is written by Walter Dean Myers for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. Published by Scholastic Press. 

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    Raúl Palma
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a good read for older children / preteens. It's a great wild west themed historical fiction."
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    #63We Real Cool

    We Real Cool

    We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity is a critic and philosophical book written by bell hooks, whose real name is Gloria Jean Watkins. It was originally published in 2004. It is about how society views African-American men.

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    Rogelio Bravo
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I am a high school parent and was looking for some new books to get my son (who is a big reader) for his birthday. I ordered "We Real Cool" thinking it would be an interesting read for him about African-American culture and American experience. He liked it, but didn't love it, as it was a bit heavy."
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    #64Kane and Abel

    Kane and Abel
    Kane and Abel, the first book in Jeffrey Archer's series of the same name, is about two men born on the same day but one to extremely opposite situations. Years later, the two are locked in a battle for success.
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    Rose Hoffman
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Great book! Loved the two stories of two totally opposite men from birth to death and how they ended up intertwining and colliding. "
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    #65The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
    The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea is Yukio Mishima's depiction of teenage angst and rebellion against the ideal adult life, and how their emotions can lead them to make terrible choices with irreparable consequences. 
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    Vishal Verma
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "I am not sure how suitable this book is for teen boys, but I really liked The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. I felt that the characters in this book were well developed and the writing of Yukio Mishima just grabs you. A thought-provoking novel and well worth the read."
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    #66Hey Nostradamus

    Hey Nostradamus

    Hey Nostradamus! is Douglas Coupland's novel about Cheryl Anway, who was killed in a school cafeteria. Years later, her father Reg and her secret boyfriend Jason still hasn't moved on, despite Jason finding a new lover in Heather.

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    Steven Hansen
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This book is sad, but good. It isn't a book that I would recommend for all teen boys, but some might enjoy it."
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    #67By Darkness Hid (Blood of Kings)

    By Darkness Hid (Blood of Kings)
    By Darkness Hid is the first book in the series Blood of Kings. The story is about the kitchen servant named Achan Cham. He was given a chance to train as a squire and he grabbed that opportunity to escape his poor life.
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    Crystal Barnett
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "My nephew is 14 and I was thinking of buying him a book to read. He's not very academic, so it'd have to be something super fun and engaging. Since this is a story about a young boy, too, I think he'll really enjoy it and it'll give him something to read for awhile, since it's a full series."
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    #68The Journal Of Patrick Seamus Flaherty (My Name Is America)

    The Journal Of Patrick Seamus Flaherty (My Name Is America)
    My Name Is America: The Journal Of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps is written by  Ellen Emerson White for the series My Name Is America, which is a series of historical novels targetted for older boys. 
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    Debra Sanders
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This book, My Name Is America: The Journal Of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps by Ellen Emerson White, is an immersive experience with the Vietnam War and it really impressed me. The author is someone who knows how to write to teens and this book will definitely give insight into war an the people who choose to fight. It is very well-written."
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    #69Tree of Smoke

    Tree of Smoke
    Tree of Smoke is Denis Johnson's novel about Skip Sands, a spy-in-training, and the Houston brothers, Bill and James, who are Arizona natives that found out what fighting in a war really meant in the jungles of Vietnam.
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    Aadhya Kadam
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "My teenage boy is always looking for something fun to read. The Tree of Smoke has held his interest very well. This is a book about a spy in training named Skip, and the Houston brothers. They go to Vietnam, and have to navigate there way through. Wish it would of been a little longer, but it was a great read overall. "
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    #70Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Deluxe Edition)

    Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Deluxe Edition)
    Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories is a collection of Ryunosuke Akutagawa's short stories, most of which are set in medieval Japan featuring shoguns, priests, and peasants. The collection includes titles like 'The Nose', 'O-Gin', and 'Loyalty'.


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    Lee Mao
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "Ryünosuke Akutagawa rocks! Great drawings, philosophy, and humor that will live on as classics of the genre. My 16 year old loves to red them.....maybe there is more to his world than movies and girls after all! "
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    #71Unforgivable Blackness

    Unforgivable Blackness

    Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson is a biography written by Geoffrey C. Ward about the life of Jack Johnson, an African American boxer who angered a lot of racist Americans because he was living a good life.

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    Daniel Cruz
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I would not say this is specifically a good book for teen boys, although a teen boy could get a lot out of it. It is a great biography on one of the best boxers of all time and the troubles that he had coming up in a time where race was a very divisive thing. May be a bit too deep for teen boys."
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    #72Orbiting Jupiter

    Orbiting Jupiter
    Orbiting Jupiter is a book by Gary Schmidt that tells the story of the young father Joseph. He is only thirteen but he is already in a juvenile facility. When his time came to be fostered, he will do everything to find his daughter. 
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    Amber Jiang
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Orbiting Jupiter is a very powerful book, and it is one that teen boys could learn a good deal from. I'm not sure it can really be considered one of the best, but it's a worthy read."
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    #73Jezebel

    Jezebel

    Jezebel is a young adult story written by Koko Brown. This is a first edition published in August 2014. It is about a sexy dancer who is trying to fend off the advances of the fighter and boxer who likes her.

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    Jeffrey Morales
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is a good book. It would be alright for teen boys, but think it may be more catered to young girls. However certain points of view can be both."
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    #74World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde

    World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde

     World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde revolves around the loyalty of the Pandarian continent chieftain. The greatest test will be when his own faction plans top assassinate him. 

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    Henry Nguyen
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "I was looking for a good book for my teen nephew and came across World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde. I thought it was perfect for him since hes a huge World of Warcraft fan. However, teens that do not play world of warcraft may not be interested in this type of book."
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    #75Adam Copeland on Edge

    Adam Copeland on Edge
    Adam Copeland on Edge is an autobiography by Adam Copeland detailing his life as a person and his rise from an amateur to a superstar of the WWE. It was originally published in November 2004. 
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    Kenneth Stone
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I didn't know about this. This is pretty cool."
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    #76The Contender

    The Contender

    The Contender is a modern sports novel written by the famous sportswriter Robert Lipsyte. It won the ALA awards for Best Books for Young Adults and Notable Children's Book. It also won the New York Library Book for the Teen Age award.

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    Kathy Kelly
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is a great book for boy teens. Teaches the importance of follow through and that success comes out of hard work."
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    #77Boxing Stories

    Boxing Stories
    Boxing Stories is a book written by Robert E. Howard, author of the famous Conan The Barbarian series. This version was published by Bison Books on 2005. It contains 10 stories about Steve Costigan, a hero, and a pugilist.
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    Terry Reynolds
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "You wouldn't think Howard would write about something as mundane as boxing, given his fantasy world, but here it is. It's oddly readable, though with maybe a little too much adult theme laden for some people. My kids seemed to enjoy reading it more than me smacking them in the face, so that's a pretty big review in favor!"
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    #78Lost Liners

    Lost Liners
    Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria The Ocean Floor Reveals its Greatest Ships is a nonfiction book authored by Rober Ballard and Rick Archbald. It is about the history of the trans-Atlantic liners, including the Titanic.
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    Gary Reyes
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I haven't been a teen boy in a while but I can't imagine my past self enjoying this boring book. I can't say that I ever went into a bookstore with the mission to better familiarize myself with classic ocean liners. Maybe I briefly would've been interested around the time I watched Titanic but after a few pages, I would've lost interest. That said, if you're into ocean liners from the 1840s to the 1960s then this would be a great addition to your home library. "

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2The HobbitBooks 25 Paid
3The OutsidersBooks 24 Paid
4Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)Books 22 Paid
5Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)Books 21 Paid
6The Call of the WildBooks 20 Paid
7The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)Books 17 Paid
8The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 15 Paid
9Lord of the FliesBooks 14 Paid
10Eragon (Inheritance)Books 14 Paid
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